Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)
Blacktip sawtail catshark
Galeus sauteri
photo by FAO

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed); 45 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 60 - 90 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Dorsal and sometimes upper and lower caudal-fin lobes with prominent black tips (Ref. 11146).
Biology:  A little-known bottom-dwelling shark found on the continental shelves (Ref. 11146). Possibly at depths greater than 90 m (Ref. 244).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 July 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.19
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.03.94

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